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Evaluations of Swedish Labor Market Policy

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  • Björklund, Anders

    (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN))

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Sweden has for a long time spent large resources on labor market policies targeted to the unemployed. In the Anglo-Saxon labor economics literature new methods have been developed for the purpose of estimating the effects of such policies. This paper presents the new methods in this field and describes the main studies of Swedish labor market policies. The conc1usion is that in spite of new methodological insight there remains much uncertainty about the effects of the Swedish policy experiment.

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Paper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 226.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Sep 1989
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:iuiwop:0226

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Keywords: Labour market policy; Sweden;

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  1. Heckman, James J. & Robb, Richard Jr., 1985. "Alternative methods for evaluating the impact of interventions : An overview," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 30(1-2), pages 239-267.
  2. David M. Blau & Philip K. Robins, 1987. "Training Programs and Wages: A General Equilibrium Analysis of the Effects of Program Size," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 22(1), pages 113-125.
  3. Burt S. Barnow, 1987. "The Impact of CETA Programs on Earnings: A Review of the Literature," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 22(2), pages 157-193.
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  1. Leigh, Duane E., 1992. "Retraining displaced workers : what can developing countries learn from OECD nations?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 946, The World Bank.

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